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tv   Today in the Bay  NBC  May 16, 2011 4:30am-5:00am PDT

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new this morning, a deadly east bay shooting. we have the latest on a search for a killer. plus a big homecoming, maybe. bryan stow may get to come home today, maybe. this is today in the east bay. good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. it's 4:30. it was a rainy weekend. let's check the forecast with christina loren. >> good morning to you. we have a lot of shower activity
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from the north to the south. the east bay is getting a break right now. i'll let you know how long the showers are going to last and when the warm up begins again. first, it's 4:30 on a monday. some of you have to get to work. >> some of us are at work already. the maze, a nice flow of traffic. going away from the bridge, eastbound 580, we have an accident that's been there for a half hour now. fire crews on scene now. an ambulance is on scene. one lane is blocked. watch it around fruitvail avenue. the governor plans to present the revised proposal today. >> reporter: monday, governor
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jerry brown will present his budget will income tax revenue. it will likely have a $14 billion hole. here is where we stand. the deficit was $26.4 billion in january. in march, the legislature made $8 billion in cuts effective july 1. the governor is asking a five-year extension on the vehicle taxes we pay now. also in play, $2.5 billion in unexpected income tax revenue. they want to balance the budget through cuts alone. others are looking for additional funding including a 1% tax income hike. that would generate $2.3 billion a year. republicans are not waivering on the no taxes stance. >> it continues on if the republicans want to be the no,
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no, no party on all taxes or give in on this one in change for others. it's going to take the same two-thirds margin. when you want to raise taxes, that's what you need. the democrats are short two votes in the assembly and the senate. >> reporter: it would allow local governments the power to raise sales tax and vehicle license fees. that could raise
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dominique strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a maid. a 32-year-old housekeeper says the 62-year-old strauss-kahn
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sexually assaulted her. the maid picked strauss-kahn out of a lineup. people in antioch -- a section of pipe will be filled with water and pressurized to higher levels than normal. the testing will be from 5:00 this morning until 3:00 this afternoon. tens of thousands of people will be taking it easy on their feet today after taking part in the bay to breakers race in san francisco. as always, it started in the financial district and ended in ocean beach. plenty of creative costumes. police ared 25 people mostly for public sfwox indication. they had to remove one float. otherwise, the race was mild. >> it was up to what it's
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supposed to be. san francisco is what you think it is. it's crazy. >> i see a giraffe there. >> i have seen a small amount of nudity today, actually. i have seen one person nude. >> don't worry, there's always next year. 55,000 people registered for the event. they each received a medal marking the 100th run of bay to breakers. stage one of the tour of california was canceled. i think you can see why. the race's six-year history, first time ever for snow. this was highway 50 in south lake tahoe. today, bicycles will take off from squaw valley, head to sacramento, then through the south bay on wednesday, finishing up in california sunday. let's get a forecast. i think the one part of this race i could probably do is
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squaw valley to sacramento. >> bike shorts? >> it's all downhill, right? it's a matter of breaking from time to time. i could handle that. >> i don't think it's all downhill. scott mcgrew in bike shorts, that's all up hill. good morning to you. if you want to do biking, this is not your morning. wednesday we get a break. we are expecting showers to continue this morning. they are going to intensify later today. another system passes through for tomorrow. this is what we are looking at tomorrow. we have a trough that came through, pushing into southern california. another one on the way here. this is a stronger round of rain for the day. as i set the future cast in motion, as you break for lunch, you are dodging a few showers. by 7:00 p.m., you can see the moderate showers come in embedded in the yellows. that's what you need to watch out for. the heaviest rain comes down
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this evening. it makes for a rough commute at home. we meet here tomorrow at 5:00 a.m., a more showery set up. right now, 4:37 a.m. it's slick out there. how does it look, mike? >> we have construction going on. for those who got rain overnight, the workers didn't have a great monday. it's eastbound highway 4. typical spot going from loveridge to summerville. it's coming off l street. scott talked about the gas testing in hill crest. it's coming off the antioch bridge there. that's a look at what's going on in the area. a 14 minute drive off the area past new merge. 205 and coming through the altamont pass. joining up with 880. a live look outside the coliseum, traffic is moving
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nicely. christina is talking sprinkles and showers. so far, the nimitz is accident free. back to you. >> thank you. 4:38. the countdown is on. we'll have the latest on this mornings space shuttle launch plus, we go to the south bay where experts say we could see south bay. imagine that. area the size of connecticut under water. the new google feature for news addicts on vacation.
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space shuttle "endeavor" just a little more than an hour away from taking off. set to take off at 5:56. an electrical problem grounded it a week ago. repairs are complete. launch is a go. mark kelly is the commander. his wife, gabrielle giffords is there for the launch. several states in the south dealing with record flooding this morning. a plan is under way to save
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louisiana's two major cities. the plan comes with a price. kurt gregory explains. >> reporter: a torrent of water rushes from the spillway to the river basin. the spillway opened is part of a plan to divert water from bat on rouge and new orleans to save the cities. >> number one, public safety is our number one priority. always has been and always will be. >> it could flood out more than 10,000 structures and 25,000 people. >> if you are one of the couple thousand homes being flooded, it's difficult to understand why you are being flooded. >> reporter: while residents in the flood zone do whatever they can to save their property, prayers were said. with the mississippi river still rising. >> our neighbors here in town
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and out in the county are facing significant loss, many others being displaced. >> reporter: chris lynne makes his living on the water fishing. he can't believe what he's seeing. >> the higher the water gets, the more it sinks in. >> shares in yahoo are closely watched this morning. they have having trouble with their asian partner. let's turn to nicole lapin at cnbc. good morning. >> good morning, scott. great to see you again. futures are lower. coming off a down day. europe is in the red. we get a fair amount of economic data with reports on housing starts, industrial production and minutes from the fed meeting. to recap the dow falling 100
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points. the head of the imf is expected to be arraigned in new york this morning. he was arrested on charges of attempted rape on a hotel maid. the imf is expected to hold a board meeting. the incident could not come at a worse time for the imf that oversees the global financial system. europe is looking at bail outs for countries in debt like greece. kick starting a scramble to avoid a default. the white house and congress are trying to get together and reach a budget deal to satisfy republicans so they are going to vote to raise the limit. the treasury department plans to announce the measures today to delay a default until early
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august. that includes suspending u.s. savings bonds. i was reading a piece in the washington post that talked about conservative economists trying to sell gold at ft. knox or yellowstone. everything must go. >> thank you very much. meanwhile, christina loren has a look at the monday morning forecast. >> good morning. the way the dollar is bouncing around, we should request to be paid in pure gold. we are going to see golden sunshine later this week. not today, not tomorrow. the second part of wednesday is when you will see it. we are getting a bit of a break, especially in the east bay to dry out. it won't last long. it's going to intensify as we head through the evening. the break we have now, maybe a few more hours. the next round of showers pushes in. by noon, this is what we are expecting. the bay area is getting rain at
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that time. it continues throughout the day. the moderate rain moves in later on tonight. this is going to be something that could produce a half inch in the north bay. in the east bay, a quarter inch to half inch. this is where we are headed later this week. 60 degrees tomorrow. not too warm at all until thursday. high pressure builds back in. 75 degrees thursday. the end of the week looks fantastic. then, sunday, possibly another round of late spring rain. it's unusual to see a pattern like this. but, we need the rain to replenish the moisture for the summertime months. back to you, scott. trevor cahill is a reason they are in the hunt in the west. he looked to improve his 2011 record. the as faced the chicago white sox sunday. things did not look good early on as ramirez smacks a home run. that gives the sox a lead.
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coco crisp ties it up with a solo home run. ramirez is going to face cahill, again, as he drives home a run. third hit of the game. the white sox win, 4-3. cahill gets his first loss of the season. coming up, this young man's knack for mind games and his new national title. news hounds googles way to take the news with you on vacation. the north bay to the east bay, the bridge moves smoothly. i'll show you the accident we are trackingeo th f urer to e west. coming through oakland, when we come back.
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it's 4:51. you are looking at a live picture of the bay bridge. mike is getting set to check the traffic. a walnut creek first grader with a knack for chess. he's the champion. he was awarded the title after winning all seven games of his division in dallas. his coach says he's the only first grader to win the state and national championships in the same year for his division. he started playing way back when he was a little guy, three. he's currently taking classes at berkeley's chess school. let's check in with marla and what's ahead later on today in the bay. good morning. >> good morning, we are
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following the countdown to the last flight of the space shuttle "endeavor". it is an emotional launch. plus, the may around the bay tour takes us to oakland along with interviewing the mayor live. what's new with the port of oakland? food, music and free prince tickets. let's go crazy. >> wow. i offer a chess kit and you offer free prince tickets. let's see what mike's got. >> i have an accident for you. how about this? there's more. it's clear. it's good news. no reports of injuries. an ambulance went out there and fire crews as well. we have no reports of major trauma there. a nice smooth flow off the caster valley. the blips going eastbound 580
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away from commute directions. we have the blips. 880, no problem past the bridge. a live look out there. christina is talking about showers through the area today. right now, the san mateo bridge on the hayward side is a nice easy drive. the peninsula is showing no problems. the headlights are moving smoothly as well. back to you. >> thank you. >> 4:53 the vallejo police tagged racially offensive words. the founder of oz cat found the "n" word spray painted on. the station was never tagged before. it's a community based radio station that plays diverse muse vick. a bay area county showing
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highly infectious disease cases. 13 cases of measles reported statewide. they come from alameda and san mateo county. only nine cases in 2009. health officials say it's mainly due to travelers who visited africa and possibly asia where there are large outbreaks. they are asking people who plan on traveling abroad or expecting international visitors to make sure vaccinations are up to date. it seems as if every other car in the bay area is a prius. we may be the exception to the rule. there's strong evidence americans aren't buying hybrids. more from chris. >> reporter: so you think with gas prices this high that sales of hybrid or electric cars would really get charged up. think again. so far, they make up 2% of all vehicles sold in the u.s. we see that moving up to 8% to
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9% by 2016. by no means is that going to be the predominant choice for consumers in the car market. general motors sold 500 plug-in models of the chevy volt. the cruz tops 25,000. j.d. power and associates founds the reason. the sticker price. the cruze is priced $16,000. the volt $41,000. the leaf $33,000 while a versa $13,000. tax credits can reduce the price by up to ten grand. however -- >> until the price of these vehicles come down in terms of parody, we are don't see a mass
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adoption or migration. >> reporter: choice and supply could drive down price. 160 models of hybrids and electrics are expected by 2016 compared to the 30-something available today. 4:55. an ex time you are on vacation, you can get google news. you have to share location data with google. after that, local headlines appear called news near me. it's brand f-nebrand-new. you can see stories based on your location. a bay area man reached the summit of mt. everest. we shows you tech exec rich lewis. he was training to reach the summit. it's part of a bigger personal goal to run marathons on all seven continents and climb the
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seven highest mountains in the world. when he returns, he will start training for antarctica's mt. vincent. we'll be backn a bit.
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our 20 city may around the bay tour continues this morning. you are waking up in oakland. good morning to you, i'm laura garcia-cannon. we are live at the square this morning down the way from the port of oakland and across town from the science and space museum. we are going to have more from the sights later this morning. first, a look at the monday morning forecast with christina loren. good morning. >> good morning to you, laura. you are looking nice and dry. we are getting a break from the showers right now. a lot of the green pushed to the north. ther

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